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March 29, 2021

Snappy Cicada Pizza Jingles

Filed under: Eating Cicadas | Music — Dan @ 6:53 pm

There’s a pizza restaurant chain in the Cincinnati area called Snappy Tomato Pizza that occasionally runs commercials for Snappy Cicada Pizza. It’s a joke of course. Or is it? Maybe they’ll do it again in 2021.

Listen to the songs:

Dr. Chordate’s Periodical Cicada Graduation Song

Filed under: Magicicada | Music — Dan @ 6:41 pm

Have a listen to Dr. Chordate’s Periodical Cicada Graduation Song, with an intro by Dr. Chordate. “This is a graduation song: the larvae of the 17-year periodic cicada finally emerge from the ground to transform into adults.”

March 3, 2021

Seventeen Year Cicadas, a song by George Peter Block, Jr.

Filed under: Magicicada | Music | Periodical — Dan @ 1:53 pm

Here’s a song titled Seventeen Year Cicadas by George Peter Block, Jr,:

February 6, 2021

Cicadas in TV and Movies

Filed under: Film — Dan @ 9:44 am

Tatooine

I was chatting with John Cooley of Cicadas @ UCONN, and he suggested a list of cicadas heard in TV and Movies — so here it is. If you have any to add, leave them in the comments.

The scene in Star Wars (1977) where C3PO and R2-D2 are walking through the desert.

Around 9 minutes in. It’s less apparent in recent versions of the film, but you can hear it in older versions. Neotibicen tibicen cicadas can be heard in the background.

The scene in Captain Marvel (2019) where Captain Marvel is outside at dusk on the farm

Around 1 hour 11 minutes into the film. You’ll hear a mix of cicadas including a Neotibicen pruinosus and Neotibien linnei.

WandaVision on Disney+

I won’t say which episode, because the series is new, but a cicada prominently appears in at least 2 scenes in the series.

WandaVision

More to come… for now see the comments on Facebook.

August 8, 2020

Cicada wing fan for cicada fans. Pretty cool (cooling)

Filed under: Pop Culture — Dan @ 7:39 am

Check out this cicada wing fan from ood design.

cicada wing fan

July 30, 2020

Southern Culture On The Skids – Cicada Rock 2020 (Brood IX)

Filed under: Brood IX | Music — Dan @ 9:11 pm

Southern Culture On The Skids released a cicada-themed song for 2020: Cicada Rock 2020 (Brood IX). Enjoy!

July 12, 2020

Tibicina haematodes (Scopoli 1763) stamp from France

Filed under: France | Pop Culture | Tibicina — Tags: — Dan @ 3:29 pm

Here’s a Tibicina haematodes (Scopoli 1763) stamp from France:

Tibicina haematodes (Scopoli 1763) stamp from France

Tibicina haematodes (Scopoli 1763) stamp from France

Bladder cicada trading card

Filed under: Australia | Cystopsaltria | Pop Culture — Dan @ 3:25 pm

Bladder cicada trading card. Bladder cicadas (Genus Cystopsaltria) are found in Australia. Link to Dr. Popple’s website for more info.

Bladder cicada trading card. Bladder cicadas are found in Australia.

July 10, 2020

Cicada-themed Pokemon. Ninjask & Shedinja.

Filed under: Pop Culture — Dan @ 7:50 pm

Here’s some cicada-inspired Pokemon:

Ninjask:
Ninjask:

Ninjask:
Ninjask:

Shedinja:
Shedinja

Cicada Toys and Collectables

Filed under: Pop Culture | Video — Dan @ 7:40 pm

Some videos and images of cicada toys and collectibles. Enjoy.

Playlist of videos of a few of the items on this page and more:

Cicada click toy from Japan. Found in an antique store in Ohio:
Cicada click toy from Japan

A larger cicada click toy. I think I found this one on eBay:
Cicada click toy

Cicada clothes pins. I think Roy Troutman sent me these:
Cicada clothes pins

Cicada noise maker. Crank it and it makes a noise.
Cicada noise maker toy

Cicada face magnet. Found in eBay.
Cicada face magnet

Cicada whistle from Peru. I received this as a gift.
Cicada whistle from Peru

Plus cicada toys from Japan. Found on eBay. The black and green on is a Hyalessa maculaticollis.
Plush cicada toys from Japan

Cicada socks:
Cicada socks

Cicada spinner whistle:
Cicada Spinner Whistle

Carved Bamboo Cicada:
Carved Bamboo Cicada

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